HomeBuddies and Meals on Wheels: a perfect partnership
It is common for the bond that forms between a pet and their homebound or elderly caregiver to be very deep. Pet ownership among this group of people has been shown to have dramatic positive effects including reduced stress, fewer feelings of isolation and loneliness, lowered blood pressure and a greater sense of general wellbeing.
At the same time, elderly and homebound Meals on Wheels clients often have a particularly challenging time providing appropriate care for their pets. They frequently have limited access to appropriate pet food and little or no access to veterinary care. Rather than give up the companionship of their pet, these pet owners may feed people-food and forgo veterinary care altogether. That’s where we help!
We partner with the Voluntary Action Center’s Meals on Wheels program to provide pet food and supplies to clients of the Meals on Wheels programs. VAC volunteers deliver the pet supplies along with their regularly scheduled visits. In addition, the HomeBuddies Coordinator makes contact on a periodic basis providing pet care advice, transportation to and from routine vet visits on a limited basis and generally works to resolve any pet-related issues as they appear.
If you’d like more information about this program, contact Leah at 815-758-2457 ext. 117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All pet food, supplies and veterinary care is provided for free of charge!
DeKalb County's Best Dog Trainer
We are thrilled to announce that our trainer Crystal was voted as the Best Dog Trainer in DeKalb County for the third year in a row! Find out more information about training on our award winning training here!
Registration is Open for Mutt Strut
Registration is open for Mutt Strut, Tails Humane Society's dog friendly 5K Run/Walk! The 14th annual Mutt Strut will be held on Saturday, September 14th at Hopkins Park in DeKalb, IL. For more information or to register, please click here.
Last updated 07/09/19